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    Default Antec VPF Series 650W PSU Review @Tom's

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    I don't completely agree with Aris about minor rails performance: given the technology improvements (DC-DC, nominally good caps, set aside the "noble" OEM) I was expecting substantially better results, particularly on that 3.3V rail, even with reference to ripple/noise suppression (75 bucks IS NOT cheap, though NewEgg is under 50 AMIR).

    So IMVHO for less than 50 bucks, that's good, but for 75, not at all: right in this moment the XFX TS 650 Gold (S12G-650) is 55, Thermaltake Toughpower TPD-0650M Gold is 62, Cooler Master V650S is 70, Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 650 is 80, the EVGA G2 650 is 89, not to mention the "Perfect 10/10 Score from JonnyGURU" EVGA G2 550 at 80...
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    for 75 bucks it is expensive however in Europe its price is significantly lower making it a good deal. This is one of the very few times that I see a product with lower price in the EU compared to US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crmaris View Post
    for 75 bucks it is expensive however in Europe its price is significantly lower making it a good deal.
    I don't think it's significantly lower, but competition in EU is way, way less fierce than in USA, so that unit may be competitive even at the equivalent of 75 USD (69 euros on Amazon, while the previous VP was around 50-55 euros IIRC).
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    Originally Posted by crmaris
    1.Another interesting and rather unpleasant finding was the lack of an NTC thermistor, which suppresses high inrush currents
    2.The inrush current that this medium-capacity PSU registered is the highest among all PSUs we have tested so far. It's a design flaw and should be fixed immediately
    3.Unfortunately, there is no MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor), which provides protection against spikes coming from the mains.
    4.On the back of the VPF650 is a grommet at the cable exit hole. Since most of the cables aren't sleeved
    If the most respected company in the PSU area, such as Delta, makes a PSU with such a lot of design flaws/omissions, then probably we should not trust any company in good faith !!
    Personally, after reading all this, if i wanted a low budget PSU, i would prefer a Coolermaster VSM or the little more expensive EVGA G2 PSU, since i think they are superior in all areas compared to this "great Delta PSU"
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    Delta is very expensive, this is the hard truth unfortunately.

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    ...not that it's any kind of a valid excuse, mind you.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    surely it isn't but the fact again is that their implementations are expensive. When you are considered the top PSU manufacturer and you are also the largest of all, then you can afford to play it tough and be the more expensive.

    I don't agree with their strategy but this is how things are with them and I cannot do anything about it.

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    Glad to see that VPFX50 is much better than VPX50F except the potential confusion from naming.

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    Damn exchange rates & Mario Draghi

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